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Stockton Heat

Stockton Heat
City Stockton, California
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Western Conference
Division Pacific Division
Founded 1977
Operated 2015
Home arena Stockton Arena
Colors                    
Owner(s) Calgary Sports and Entertainment
(N. Murray Edwards, chairman)
Head coach Ryan Huska
Affiliates Calgary Flames (NHL)
Adirondack Thunder (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977–1987 Maine Mariners
1987–1993 Utica Devils
1993–2003 Saint John Flames
2005–2007 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
2007–2009 Quad City Flames
2009–2014 Abbotsford Heat
2014–2015 Adirondack Flames
2015–present Stockton Heat

The Stockton Heat will be a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which will begin play for the 2015-16 season. Based in Stockton, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames, the team will play its home games at Stockton Arena. It is a relocation of the existing Adirondack Flames AHL franchise, joining several other AHL franchises to form a new AHL Pacific Division in California.

The Heat will replace the ECHL's Stockton Thunder, which began play in 2005 and will continue to do so until the end of the 2014–15 season, after which they will move to Glens Falls, New York to play as the Adirondack Thunder.

History

On January 29, 2015, the Calgary Flames announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Flames, to Stockton as one of five charter member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division.

The team held a name-the-team contest[1] and announced the five finalists as the Blaze, Fire, Heat, Inferno, and Scorch on February 24, 2015.[2] The winning name was announced by the Calgary Flames on March 11, 2015.

References

  1. ^ "Flames Unveil Plans for Future". Stockton Thunder. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Finalist Names Revealed for Stockton". Stockton Thunder. February 24, 2015. 

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